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the commission but bob casey of pennsylvania rejected gun control legislation. is this commission more likely than an actual ban on assault weapons, is there a way to sort of sense what the likelihood is on these various things? >> yeah, there is a way -- you can look at the numbers of the incoming congress. you mentioned max baucus, a democrat, an avid sportsman, he gets an a-plus from the nra, the only democrat to do so. he's up for re-election in 2014. very conservative state like montana. i think that the commission is something a lot of these more conservative democrats will be willing to support in stead of outright gun control measures. and let's remember, washington and congress in particular, they love commissions. they love to form commissions. it is a way of kicking issues down the road or passing the buck, so their colleagues can make calls on these tough legislative issues instead of themselves. >> there is also a lot of fights going on the state level. michigan's governor just veto a bill that would have expanded where people could have carried weapons. on the other hand, ohio's
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